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James 1st Hamilton (Earl of Arran) (b. 1477, d. 1529)James 1st Hamilton (Earl of Arran) (son of James 1st Hamilton and Princess Mary Stewart of Scotland) was born 1477, and died 1529.He married Janet Beaton.
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Earl of Arran
James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran, (c.1475–1529) was a Scottish politician.
He was a son of the 1st Lord Hamilton and Princess Mary Stewart of Scotland. Mary was a daughter of King James II and his Queen consort Mary of Gueldres. She was also a sister of King James III.
James succeeded to his father's lordship in 1479, and was made a Scottish Privy Counsellor by his first cousin King James IV, whose marriage with Margaret Tudor he negotiated in 1503. In the same year Lord Hamilton was created Earl of Arran for his skill in tournament.
He was appointed Lieutenant General of Scotland and helped to reduce the Western Isles in 1504 and to re-establish John of Denmark. Hamilton was detained in the Kingdom of England by Henry VII after a diplomatic mission to the court of Louis XII of France in 1507.
During the minority of King James V he opposed Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and the English party. He plotted against the Regent John Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany. He was president of the council of regency during Albany's absence in France from 1517 to 1520.
He was defeated in an attempt to overpower Angus in the streets of Edinburgh in 1520, a riot known as "Cleanse the Causeway". He was again a member of the council of regency in 1522 and Lieutenant of the South. He joined the Queen Dowager Margaret Tudor in ousting Albany and proclaiming James V in 1524.
Hamilton was compelled by King Henry VIII to readmit Angus to the council. He supported Angus against John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox in 1526, but on the escape of James V from the Douglases, Hamilton received Bothwell from Angus's forfeited estates.
James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton of Cadzow (d. 1479) was a Scottish nobleman.
Connected with the house of Douglas by his marriage with the widow of the 5th Earl of Douglas and that of her daughter (the Fair Maid of Galloway) with the 8th Earl. He was created a Lord of Parliament in 1445, accompanied the 8th Earl of Douglas to Rome in 1450 and attended him to his fatal meeting with James II at Stirling in 1452. He joined the 9th Earl of Douglas in renunciation of allegiance and subsequent submission in 1453. He later advised another rebellion, but went over to the King's side owing to Douglas's weakness. He was a Commissioner for peace with England and sheriff of Lanarkshire in 1455. He married Mary Stewart, sister of James III.
Children of James 1st Hamilton (Earl of Arran) and Janet Beaton are:
- +Sir John Hamilton, b. Bef. 1512, d. 1575.